The power of authentic literature to excite and motivate students to learn has been clearly demonstrated. Literature opens doors of discovery and provides endless hours of adventure and enjoyment.
Using authentic literature to teach reading is a direct outgrowth of the whole language approach, which emphasizes the joy and richness of good literature and focuses on comprehension as the main goal of reading. Comprehension and language skills activities are available for each title.
The key criteria in our selection of titles for Guided Reading with Authentic Literature are developmental appropriateness, student appeal, literary quality, cultural and social authenticity.